RAMALLAH, Feb 26 (JMCC) - Egypt's deputy head of intelligence is expected to visit the West Bank for meetings on Palestinian reconciliation, reported an Egyptian website Saturday.
Major General Mohamed Ibrahim is coming to Ramallah on Monday for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other political figures, according
to al-Ahram Online.
The visit will be the first by Egyptian officials since the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak.
Palestinian politicians and the members of the public have been promoting the idea of bringing rival factions Fateh and Hamas together in a reconciliation deal.
Egypt was previously a key mediator between them, drafting what has become known as the Egyptian paper. But Hamas declared the Egyptian paper dead after the fall of Mubarak. It has also said it will not participate in a new unity government fielded by prime minister-elect Salam Fayyad.